A few weeks ago I started limiting my time on Twitter significantly, although I reactivated my account a couple of weeks later and it was like I never left. One network I feel more strongly about is Facebook, a company I describe as evil without a hint of irony. I was late to join compared … Continue reading Wither social media?
Since I first heard the word dumbass, I've been a fan. It is delightful way to describe silly human behaviour. However, I retired it in 2006 because some people take offence at it. For one thing, it ends in an ass, which doesn't mean donkey. That has the potential for tripping up web filters and … Continue reading I’m retiring a word (tomcruise) in favour of a better word (obliviot)
In June of 2018 one of my favourite Canadians, Melody Zacharias, invited me to write a chapter for a book she is publishing later this year called "Let Them Finish". For context, Melody and other fine women in technology put together a book last year called "Let Her Finish", with chapters written by women about … Continue reading On writing important things
Married eleven years today. Together for thirteen. Thank you, Husband.
Apple is about to release iOS 12, probably in two weeks when they have their annual phone (and watch) refresh on 12 September 2018. I've been a registered Apple developer for a long time, paying my $99 every year, and waiting for the second or third beta to put on my phone. It's true, I … Continue reading Beta software and ghost updates
I deactivated my main Twitter account today, after renaming it, downloading my data, and taking one of my existing spare accounts and setting it to the old name in order to preserve my "brand" (ugh). In early 2017 I did something similar with another Twitter account. That time though I didn't ignore the siren song, … Continue reading Goodbye Twitter
I recently navel-gazed about what it means to be funny. While I do believe in free speech, there has to be a limit on speaking freely when it hurts other people. The recent news about James Gunn and Roseanne Barr reminded me that I have some pretty twisted jokes on this site, some of which … Continue reading It’s just not funny anymore
Last year, my friend Sarah Gibbs was telling us a funny story about something that happened to her when she worked in a bookstore. That and two other embarrassing anecdotes made me want to make them into a trio of short films. As luck would have it, Sarah decided to leave Canada in September to … Continue reading SUBURBAN TRAUMA is a go
I spend a lot of time on Twitter, for better or worse. It has negatively affected the volume of content I produce for this website in any event. Twitter is a cesspool and a goldmine rolled into one. I can barely scroll fast enough through American politics, only to be caught by surprise by an … Continue reading What it means to be funny
Recently I reinstalled macOS, and discovered that the search feature was not working properly in Outlook 2016 for Mac. Using these instructions from Victor Sachs on this page, I was able to get it to work after Spotlight reindexed everything: sudo mdutil -i off / sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight* sudo rm -rf /.metadata_never_index restart the computer … Continue reading Repair search in Outlook 2016 for Mac